Landmark works include early editions of French writers such as the poet Clement Marot and the historian Philippe de Commynes; the first editions of major scientific texts including Christian Huyghens' Horologium
oscillatorium (Paris, 1673) and Pierre de Fermat's collected works (Toulouse, 1679), among many others.
oscillatorium sive de motu pendulorum ad horologia aptato demonstrationes geometricae.
Living Clock": In his horologium
florae/Linnaeus lunched by goatsbeard, as scarlet pimpernel closed//and hawkbit yellowed the hour with forked bristle/while weeds and vulneraries worked a prediction/with time's vertebrae;/Linnaeu's star of Bethlehem motioned/from a pre-determined tilt,/his flowering tobacco furled//voluted leaves/for dark, admitting the evening/into ground slump.
12) Christiaan Huygens, Horologium
Oscillatorium, The Hague, 1673, pp.
The lovely outstanding yellow double star Zeta (1) and (2) is situated in the far western part of the constellation, only 25 arc minutes from the border with Horologium
79 metres in height and weighing 230 tonnes, was placed as a gnomon or pointer in the Horologium
Divi Augusti, the emperor's monumental sundial in the Campus Martius near the Ara Pacis and Mausoleum.
Perhaps most importantly, the book offers analysis and description of other late medieval texts excerpted in the Carthusian Miscellany, including the Travels of Mandeville, writings of Richard Rolle and Thomas Hoccleve, the Prick of Conscience, Henry Suso's Horologium
sapientiae, and William Flete's De remediis contra temptaciones, along with medieval dramatic texts including the Towneley Resurrection pageant.
Next comes the Horoscopus carrying the horologium
or sun-dial (the Zodiac sign was first invented in Egypt; the first known zodiac was looted by Napoleon, it now hangs in the Musee du Louvre, Paris) followed by the Hierogrammat with feathers on their heads and papyrus (books) in their right hands, and the Pastophori carrying the symbol of the coiled serpent (or the original caduceus, the medical symbol).
Moreover, the specific calendar date evokes calendar time itself, referring to the authority of Augustus' horologium
(see the plate on p.
The other is a grid or clock face spread out on the ground on which time can be read, a part known as the horologium
Orloj comes from the Latin horologium
, Grandpa told me.
The Colloquium resembles Henry Suso's Horologium
Sapientiae and the Imitatio Christi, both written in the genre of internal conversation or dialogue with Christ, and show a more affective than intellectual attitude to the suffering Saviour.